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316 Historic rally project

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:28 pm
by Markw
Now I've worked out how to post pictures, here goes!


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Currently being prepared for Classic Rallying. Lots to do still, and lots to learn!!

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Front suspension. Bilstein sports. Poly bushes. Quick rack. 323i vented discs. Uprated springs.

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Rear Bilstein Sports 2 1/4" springs. Polybushes. Solid beam mounts

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Fuel and brake lines inside. It's a nice clean strong shell. Looks like it was rustproofed from new.

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I want to keep it as an M10 engined car. Webers etc.....

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Nice shiney new manifold ready to fit.....

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Corbeau GTS seats on E21 runners. A right pain to fit at the correct height.

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Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:34 pm
by e21-Mark
Bloody hell Mark! You've been busy! :shock:

Looks great. So when the first event? Be good to get along and spectate.

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:59 pm
by tommi_e21
do you have to run a roll cage?
looking good so far though i have to say

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:32 pm
by Markw
do you have to run a roll cage?
Don't have to, no. I'm pricing a Saftey Devices rear cage with a removeable diagonal at the moment. That will have to wait until I've sorted the suspension and a thousand and one other jobs.

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:07 pm
by tommi_e21
lol, i know that feeling

Re: 316 Historic rally project

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:10 pm
by Mihajlo
Markw wrote:Image

why are your bushings purple? wich brand are they? are they new?

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:17 pm
by nas80
nice effort - i bet it sounds great with those carbs fitted.

im also interested where you got the bushes from.

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:29 pm
by DrGonzoPOW
Liking the look of this !! quality stuff

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:40 pm
by Markw
Bushes on the rear trailing arms are off the shelf Superflex ones. Rear beam mounts are homemade from nylon, so have some 'give'. (Not much!)

There seems to be bugger all available for the front though, so I've had to turn these from bar material supplied by Superflex. It's bloody expensive and there's lots of waste. Outer TCA/ roll bar mounts are stock new BMW parts with machined up Superflex material to fill the 'void'. You can't really make these too solid as there needs to be some compliance because of the geometry of the front end. Inner TCAs are also machined from bar stock.

Mark

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:13 pm
by Mihajlo
I'm looking forward to buy these stuff so I'm wondering did somebody try it already to share impression...
http://www.iapdirect.com/product.php?productid=42000

I like to see hellaflushed e21 around. 8)

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:57 pm
by Jeroen
Nice project and a clean shell indeed! No upgrades planned for the brakes?

Keep us posted!

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:19 pm
by Markw
No upgrades planned for the brakes?
Brakes must be period and from the 'model' concerned i.e. an E21. These comply and are Group 1 legal as well. Pads are Mintex 1144s at the moment.

Don't think it's worth going to 323i rear discs. Handbrake will suffer and is important for this sort of event. I'll have to see how it goes.

Mark

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:35 pm
by Jeroen
OK clear, at least this setup is vented and rebuilt which is a great help.

I did two trackdays with these mintex pads and ended up burning them in both cases so they're not my favorites but others have better experiences so better test 'em first.

If you too encounter problems good suggestions from own experience are Ferodo DS2500/3000, Carbone Lorraine and Hawk.

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:55 am
by Sierpien
Excelent work!!!!!

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:49 am
by Blackadder
Looks very nice!

What kind of Webers are those?
Easy to install?
is it a 1600 or a 2000 engine?